Wednesday, February 09, 2011


love 14 front
Good morning,
there seems to be an awful lot of challenges out there that are using the love and valentines theme at the moment with Valentines day just around the corner.. so i thought I would join in. 

love 14 front
I have used a magnolia image for this card,
The papers are a download, which i have had for years.. it was from atomic cupcake. she is still selling the kits but she hasn’t added any new ones for a long long time.. this paper is from the Casanova kit, I thought that it work well with this image.
I used one of the T!m Holtz stamps for the sentiment and then just cut around it, i was being lazy .. really i should have cut out a ticket die shape..
I have also used a Martha Stewart border punch.. (I think that mine is on it’s way out doesn’t seem to want to work properly, I think that I'll punch some tin foil with it to see if that sorts it out.. Sad smile
The corner pieces have been cut using a quickutz die..
seam binding in Bordeaux wine and a metal embellishment was added to finish..
love 14 side view
the inside of the card has been decorated to compliment the front..
Challenges entered:
 The crafty pad ( love is in the air)
stamptacular Sunday ( hearts gone wild)
cutie Sunday (hearts).
 Creative stamp friends ( valentine)
 stamp with fun ( love)
 double Dutch ( love is in the air)
 creative card crew ( for a loved one)
 papertake weekly ( have a heart)
 everybody art ( valentine)
 a spoon full of sugar ( lets see some love)
wow!!! if in any of these challenges you can’t enter you card into multiple challenges please except my apologies and just delete my entry.. hugs
copic colours used
love 14 front
SKIN: E00-E01-R20-E11-E13
DRESS: R43-R35-R46-R59
BAG & STRAP: E15-E17-E18-E27
BOW: E43-E44-E47
SOCKS: E40- E41- E42- E44
HAIR: E41- E42- Y21- E35- E44


Fleur said...

Stunning card Rach, Your colouring is amazing & those papers are perfect
Hugz fleur xXx

Amanda said...

love your colouring

maddy hill said...

wow Rach , i just adore bobbin here and drooling at all the gorgeousness ! love this card .. so rich in colour..
thanks hun too for joining us at Papertake weekly this week xxx love maddy

Victoria said...

beautiful work, colouring is fab as per normal, love the stamp and the little playing card brad is gorgeous xxx

Elaine said...

Ooooo gorgeous Rach.
Sweet image and awesome colouring - as always.
Love those papers too, very romantic.

Hugs Elaine xx

Cathy said...

Stunning card Rach ... love how you have coloured Tilda and those papers are scrummy (not going to look ... much LOL!!!) Fab details too.
Cathy xx

petra,s cards said...

wauwww its gorgeous!!!! perfect collorwork!!!
xx petra

Suzilou said...

Stunning card Rach, love those papers and that Tim Holtz stamp, to frightened to go look at his stuff as I think my bank balance would disappear before my eyes hehe. Very very pretty :) xx

kelly said...

Gorgeous Rach,but your cards always are!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Morning Rach,
What a wonderful card. I just keep looking at it.
Love it!
Mel. xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Rach, that is gorgeous I do love that deep red it works so well with your beautiful papers. I find all punches seem to have a short shelf life and then they just get more difficult to use, Im on my third doily edge one, and I carnt tell you how many of the fern leaf ones Ive worn out with continual use, they just dont seem to be very strong.
Thank you so much for you know what, with love and huge hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

NGCARDS said...

This is an adorable card hun and them papers are gorgeous xxx

Marie-Anne said...

What a adorable card!

Hope that it will work using your border punch and punch some tin foil with. Keep my fingers crossed for that.


Marushy said...

wow wow wow
It's wonderful card. Your colouring is perfect.

Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.


Katy said...

Absolutely stunning card, this is gorgeous in every way. I've tagged you for a blog award, please visit my blog to collect. Hugs. Katy. xxx

creacora said...

o this tilda is so cute and your colouring soooo beautiful !!!!!

Hugs Cora xx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Rach, I love the papers and gorgeous colouring as always. Love the layout xx

Astrid said...

Beautiful colouring Rach, that red. Wow. And the card is very very cute.
Hugs Astrid

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is a stunner I love Tilda she looks fabulous in these colours they are lovely & rich & I'm actually drooling over your seam binding......sorry for the wet patch on it I couldn't help it.
I loved your Teddy Bo image the other day so much I went over & brought 8 images lol....I know they wont look as good as yours but they are so cute & yours was fabulous &...&....well you made me buy them!!!! lol
Hope you get your punch working shug enjoy the rest of your day.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

moi said...

Great card, love it! ♥♥♥
Hugs, moi

craftymum said...

beautiful card rach
hugs sarah x

arjette said...

Ooooohhh it's an awesome card!!!! Love the colors you used!!!

gr. arjette.

Faye said...

What a super delish card! Loving your red element. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

heidy said...

Stunning card Rach!!
Love the red/pink shadow and that Ace!!
Hugs Heidy

sandiblu said...

Beautiful card Rach - I love the way you have coloured Tilda - Stunning !!!!

Hugs, sandiblu xx

Tara said...

Love your card Rach and the little playing card is adorable! Didn't realise you'd moved but I'm following you now ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

nessy said...

gorgeous and delightful!! amazing colouring!
vanessa xx

shaz*crafts said...

Lush card Rach,as always!! love the colour combo papers are perfect Sharon.x

Anonymous said...

EEEK!! Rach, I just love love love this girl!! Fabulous coloring, love the hearts and sparkle!! Cute border too!! :) you rock!!!

nessy said...

oh sorry forgot to say ~thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!!

Janiel/ janny said...
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Janiel/ janny said...

oh oh oh Rach this is stunning!! Your coloring always to something to jump out and grab you!!! BEAUTIFUL!!
hugs, Janiel

Louise said...

Amazing Rach!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Rach,Your papers are just Gorgeous,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

Kathy said...

Just gorgeous Rach! I LOVE how you do red ~ always turns out so pretty! Beautiful details and of course this image is darling!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Bootful card as always Rach ! Just love the papers you have used and your colouring is always amazing.

Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week !


Jo x

Céline said...

another amazing card, did you know that i love how you colouring. i adore the metal embellishment

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Adorable! Love that ace of hearts detail!! :)
Thank you for your comment on my gift bag!
Hugs, Hege

Niki Estes said...

Just beautiful!

Renkata said...

ohhh wow Rach
I just love, love this amazing card.
Such a gorgeous Tilda.

Debbie said...

Rach this is magnificent. It is beautiful both inside and out.. The Tim Holtz ticket sentiment is perfect hand cut or not, and no one would have been the wiser if you didn't say anything.. And that ace of heart placed in the ribbon is just the right touch...


Pia said...

so stunning card, lovely colours and great details
hugs Pia

Kreatives von Andrea said...

wow, what a fantastic creations, great papers and so lovely image.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Shazza said...

wow this is beautiful Rach x

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. A very lovely image and greet colors.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

Nice greetings Claudia

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Rach - and perfect colouring as ever. I love the colours you chose and Tilda suits that deep red so well.

Thanks for the tutorial on the box making...I think that will be a bit of a hit as these boxes are very difficult to track down anwhere pre-made. Hugs, Teresa

Sharon said...

Stunning work Rach. You are always an inspiration.
Sharon xx

Hilly's Crafts said...

Absolutely stunning again - I love the image and the design it is just so perfect xxx big hugs xx Hilly

Anonymous said...

love how you colored her RAch! Her face is so nice lighter toward the bottom. Gorgeous!
Pam Going Postal

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, stunning creation fab colours and papers just gorgeous biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Andrea said...

A stunning card as usual, with amazing colouring. I just love the little playing card embellishment.
Can you put the Martha Stewart punches in the freezer? - can't remember where I heard that tip but its supposed to make the metal contract back or something LOL! I would have expected them to last for years when you consider how much they cost!
Love, Andrea xx

Tammi said...

Hi Rach, another WOW card, always love what you make! The red is stunning against the white, beautiful work! Did you get the new hAnglar kit today, OMG those new girls are SO CUTE!! ~hugs

Mandy said...

Oh wow hun, your card is stunning Rach, I couldn't stop looking at how you've coloured sweet Tilda it's amazing
hugs Mandy xx

Alice Wertz said...

such a sweet card, Rach! so very beautiful with all the rich reds. love it!

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card Rach.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow, this is just stunning and you have put so much work into it! Good luck and thanks for playing along with us for Love is in the Air at the The Crafty Pad and we hope you can play along with us again next Sunday!. The Navy Wife

Nina said...

WOWWOWWOW, your card is totally stunning!! I love the image and all your beautiful details.

Thanks for joining CSF :)

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

Hi Rach,
this one is adorable, you know how much I love your cards.
Thanks for joining us at EAC this week.

Hugs, Nadine

Sam said...

So cute, time to treat yourself to some new punches then Rach.... ;)
Sam x

Jessi said...

OMG - Such a lovely card!
Great colouring!! Perfect work!
Thanks for joining "Stamp with fun!


Sissi4477 said...


Deine Karte ist total bezaubernd. Ganz wundervoll!

Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde.

LG Sebrina

Barbara said...

Rachel, this is such a beautiful card. I love the image and how you colored it is awesome. I also love the DP you chose and all the special details :) Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. XX

Nadine said...


Wow, wonderful your artwork.
I love it.
Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday,

Hugs Nadine

Janneke said...

Wow Rach, what a amazing card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Double Dutch

Jenny said...

A stunning card Rach. Your image colouring is always out of this world.
It was looking at your cards that gave me the inspiration to start my own blog nearly two years ago now and I still can't get enough!.
Wow, good luck with winning one of the many challenges.
Thanks for joining EAC.

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and the colours are wonderful.